2017 Car Show Huge Success!

The 2017 Classics and Chrome Car Show returned this spring after a two-year hiatus.

It is estimated that this spring’s show attracted approximately 8,000 spectators to the Machesney Mall location.  The Car Show Committee wishes to thank our generous sponsors, donors, volunteers, and friends who helped make this year’s show a great success.

Class Winners for this year’s show were as follows:

  • Pre-war – Dwain Plymale, 1929 Ford Model A, Rockford, IL
  • Post-War – Don Wiese, 1966 Rambler American Convertible, Rockford, IL
  • Muscle Car – Jim Becker, 1970 Chevrolet Nova, Rochelle, IL
  • Sports Car – David Huntting, 1947 MG TC, Rockford, IL
  • Hot Rod & Custom Cars – Robert Bertolasi, 1950 Ford Custom, Rockford, IL
  • Exotic & Race Cars – Ron Johnson, 1948? Ford V8 Powered Dirt Track Big Car, South Beloit, IL
  • Motorcycle – Scott Stevens, 2007 Harley-Davidson Road Glide, Byron, IL
  • Special Interest Cars – Hylan Gray, 1960 Metropolitan Convertible, Roscoe, IL

One of the show’s featured events has been the annual raffle prize.  This spring’s raffle winners were:

  • Roger Fisher – Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
  • Fred Zwiger – Rockford

Classics and Chrome is the largest indoor car show in Northern Illinois. It features more than 120 unique vehicles that span over 100 years including pre – and post-war classics, sports cars, muscle cars, hot-rod and custom cars, exotic and race cars, specialty cars and motorcycles. Due to its growing reputation as a premiere car show, the event has attracted many high profile exhibitors and cars.

If you are interested in learning more about the 2018 show, go to our Classics and Chrome website at classicsandchrome.com.